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it was mostly re-hash of some of the TED speakers (I love the speakers)
on February 11, 2015
For me, it was mostly re-hash of some of the TED speakers (I love the speakers). Most of the 'examples' had special circumstances and accomplishments - that 'normal' people do not have. Though well-written, the theory based on individual examples just doesn't transfer very well to a bag of useful ideas for the average person. But if you invented something great, saved someone, took vaccine to remote locations - then you'll find some ideas that you could have found in TED talks without reading the book. If you've never seen a number of TED talks - it is a good description of the types of remarkable people and speeches there. Perhaps I've watched more TED talks than most people, for that reason it seemed more of a description of what is there at TED - than a 'how to' approach.. but read some of it and judge for yourself. It is really more of a 'what' book than a 'how' book. Being enthusiastic and not diluting the best parts of your speech are not exactly 'secrets' and basic toastmaster level. Read the 'look inside' or a sample and see if it's for you. It just might be! Read other reviews and get others opinions, then make your own decision.